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Effect of physical exercise on the phagocytic function of peritoneal macrophages from Swiss mice.
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PMID:  8440084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence of strenuous physical exercise (swimming until exhaustion) or physical training (swimming 90 min daily during 20 days) on different aspects of phagocytic function of peritoneal macrophages from Swiss mice was studied. The adherence capacity was not modified by strenuous or training exercise. The spontaneous mobility, chemotaxis, spontaneous attachment and ingestion of Candida albicans and of inert particles (latex beads) were also not modified by the strenuous physical activity, but increased significantly with training. The attachment and ingestion of opsonized C. albicans, as well as the nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) reduction in the absence (oxidative metabolism measure) or presence (microbicidal capacity measure) of ingested material (C. albicans with and without serum or latex beads), were increased by both the strenuous and the training physical exercises. Moreover, significantly higher values were found for training activity compared with those found for strenuous physical exercise. The advantageous effects of physical exercise in the phagocytic function of macrophages are discussed.
M De la Fuente; I Martín; E Ortega
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Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0147-9571     ISO Abbreviation:  Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-31     Completed Date:  1993-03-31     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808924     Medline TA:  Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Biology II (Animal Physiology), Faculty of Biological Science, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Candida albicans / immunology
Cell Movement
Macrophages / immunology*,  physiology
Nitroblue Tetrazolium / metabolism
Peritoneal Cavity / cytology
Phagocytosis / physiology*
Physical Conditioning, Animal
Physical Exertion / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
298-83-9/Nitroblue Tetrazolium

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